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YHEC at the local level is a basic introduction for youth who are interested in hunting. State YHEC events are at an intermediate level and require youth to have completed a hunter safety course. Local and state YHEC events must feature at least one of the following responsibility/educational events and one of the following shooting events:

Responsibility Events

Test your knowledge of hunter safety, ethics, responsibility and laws

Back of a hunter in blaze orange holding a shotgun with the sun in the background

Hunter Safety Trail

Demonstrate your knowledge of safe hunting practices in various hunting situations

Compass laying on a map

Orienteering

Prove you know how to navigate a course utilizing a map and compass

Skulls of multiple animals on a table

Wildlife Identification

Identify tracks, hides, feathers, and signs of North American wildlife

Shooting Events

Young men wearing ear protection shooting scoped rifles at a range.

.22 Rifle

Utilize a .22 rifle to shoot at action-type or life-size game targets

Young girl smiles after shooting a shotgun on a range.

Shotgun

Demonstrate your shotgun shooting skills across multiple hunters' clay stations

Young man in red shirt shooting a muzzleloading rifle next to a fence.

Muzzleloader

Use a muzzleloading rifle with open sights to shoot at action-type or life-size game targets

Archer in camouflage at full draw.

Archery

Walk through a course with life size animal targets

Find Your Local, State, or Regional YHEC Event

If you are unable to find an event near you, please call us at (800) 492-4868 opt 3 or email us at [email protected].

Date Local, State, or Regional Location City State Contact
March 12, 2023 Local Upper Savannah Shooters Association Greenwood South Carolina David Castle
[email protected]
864-344-7851
April 22, 2023 Local Thermopolis Gun Club Thermopolis Wyoming Cynthia Garbin
[email protected]
307-921-8304
May 20, 2023 State Arlington Sportsman's Club Mansfield Texas Larry C. Patterson
[email protected]
817-501-3182
June 2-4, 2023 State Alaska Interior Marksmanship Committee & Tanana Valley Sportsman's Association Fairbanks Alaska Grace Nelson
[email protected]
717-330-8028
June 2-4, 2023 State NRA Whittington Center Raton New Mexico Rick Andes
[email protected]
575-799-7285
June 8-10, 2023 State Benton County Quail Facility Bentonville Arkansas Gary Jobe
[email protected]
713-253-7914
June 10, 2023 State Upton Gun Club Upton Wyoming Rick Rothleutner
[email protected]
307-281-9980
June 16, 2023 Local A-1 Archery Hudson Wisconsin Dana Keller
[email protected]
612-325-0036
June 24, 2023 Local Worland Shooting Complex Worland Wyoming Thomas M. Outland
[email protected]
307-431-4733
July 24-29, 2023 Regional Benton County Quail Facility Bentonville Arkansas Gary Jobe
[email protected]
713-253-7914
July 31 - August 4, 2023 Regional Eastern Regional YHEC Versailles Indiana Richard Lathrop
[email protected]
607-425-4207

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For more information about YHEC, contact Youth Hunter Education at (800) 492-4868 opt. 3 or [email protected]